Yiddish, Western

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A language of Germany

Alternate Names
Judeo-German, Yiddish, Yidish
Population

5,000 in Germany. Population total all countries: 5,400. Ethnic population: 49,200 in Germany (2000).

Location

Southwestern dialect is south; Midwestern is central; Northwestern is in north. Also in Belgium, France, Israel, Netherlands, Switzerland.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Midwestern Yiddish, Northwestern Yiddish, Southwestern Yiddish. Originated in Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Alsace (France), Czechoslovakia, and western Hungary.

Writing
Hebrew script.
Other Comments

Jewish.